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Dueber-Hampton

Postby koimaster » October 25th 2017, 11:32pm

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Dueber-Hampden -- By 1900, the company employed more than 3,000 people, helping to make Canton the watch making capital of the world.

In 1888, the Canton Chamber of Commerce located 20 prominent citizens to help raise $100,000 to bring two companies to Canton–The Hampden Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, and the Dueber Watch Case Company from Newport, Kentucky. When these companies moved to Canton, 800 employees and their families relocated to the city. This move helped create a building boom around the southwest end of Canton where Aultman Hospital is now located. By 1900, the company employed more than 3,000 people, helping to make Canton the watch making capital of the world.

Dueber-Hampden Watch Works went into receivership 1927 and relocated to Russia from Canton, OH.



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The Dueber-Hampden Watch Company was an important employer in Canton, Ohio during the early 1920s.

The Dueber-Hampden Watch Company formally organized in 1923. Previous to this year, the firm actually consisted of two separate companies: the Dueber Watch Case Company and the Hampden Watch Company. In 1886, John Dueber, the owner of the Dueber Watch Case Company, purchased a controlling interest in the Hampden Watch Company. In 1888, he relocated the Hampden Watch Company from Springfield, Massachusetts and the Dueber Watch Case Company from Newport, Kentucky to Canton, Ohio. These two companies shared manufacturing facilities in Canton but remained two separate companies. The Dueber Watch Case Company provided casings to the Hampden Watch Company, which manufactured the internal workings of the watches.

The Dueber Watch Case Company and the Hampden Watch Company quickly became two of Canton's largest employers. In 1888, the companies' first year in Canton, the firms employed 2,300 Canton residents. In 1890, Canton's population was 26,337 people. Thanks to these two companies, Canton became an important center for watch manufacturing in the United States of America. Unfortunately for Canton residents, in 1927 the company went bankrupt, finally ceasing operations in the city in 1930. The machinery and tools were sold to the Amtorg Trading Corporation, one of Soviet Russia’s buying agencies in the US, for $329.000. 23 former Dueber-Hampden watchmakers, engravers and various other technicians were hired, for one year, to help train the Russian workers in the art of watch making at The First State Watch Factory, Moscow.



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http://www.thewatchguy.com/pages/Hampden.html
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